[askbot?] deleted questions appear in search

Tracked by Jolla

asked 2019-09-11 13:16:25 +0300

updated 2019-09-11 14:33:34 +0300

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I was just searching for some question ("printer support") and it offended me to see in the listing some apparently spam answers (one already marked and one not "0800..."). So I clicked them to report and just find myself on entry page with top balloon "question has been deleted".

If the question is already deleted why do we get it as find in the search list?

You may try to search woth keyword "spam"! ;-)

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Thanks for the post. I've created an internal ticket about this.

jiit ( 2019-09-11 14:37:16 +0300 )edit

You are welcome. :)

peterleinchen ( 2019-09-11 15:08:21 +0300 )edit

The forum is littered with spam, I report it as often as I find it, but they don't get always removed. I seem to recall an admin (don't recall who) told me that there isn't much urgency to remove much of the spam as they are comments and largely harmless, but it does bug the piss out of me that these idiots who come here and spam are basically getting away with it, but hey, spammers are like drug dealers, you take them out and there is another dozen waiting to replace them.

However, if more people realised the power of the 'flag offensive' link, we wouldn't see 'user edited' messages relabelled as "SPAM" in the titles and yes, it would seem there is something not right with askbot, which personally I think is an awful platform, but it is what we have and it won't be changing any time soon.

Edz ( 2019-09-11 17:48:33 +0300 )edit

Added this one to the comprehensive issue list at Update Askbot (running TJC) to a more recent version.

@jiit, I just realised that some other of the issue descriptions linked there meanwhile have been marked as "Tracked by Jolla" too, but many others not (while still being reproducible issues). Ultimately it does not matter, if Jolla decides to fix these Askbot issues by themselves (instead of trying to update Askbot), hence the title "Update Askbot ..." may be misleading (by implicitly assuming an update would be easier than manually fixing each issue).

olf ( 2019-09-11 21:23:42 +0300 )edit

Deleted answers also appear in inbox, that might be related...

Direc ( 2019-09-17 19:36:54 +0300 )edit